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Re: using perl in preinst script



On Mon, 27 Dec 2010 13:19:57 +0100
Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> wrote:

> ]] Rahul Amaram 
> 
> 
> | I am the maintainer for calendarserver. I have a query reg. preinst
> | script. I need to perform some action during preinst before the
> | upgrade of calendarserver happens from 1.x to 2.x. For this, I
> | wrote the necessary code in python in preinst script. But this was
> | rejected into being accepted into squeeze as writing python code or
> | calling the python interpreter in preinst is not permitted.
> 
> As long as you have the necessary Pre-Depends, that should be fine,
> I'd imagine.  (You have to discuss adding the pre-depends on
> debian-devel, but as long as you have a good reason to, I don't see a
> problem with that.)

See #608099 for rejection of the python preinst - as python is not
essential, a Pre-Depends on python isn't workable. Good reason or no,
there is a problem with a python preinst. Perl is a suitable
alternative.

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Neil Williams
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